eas build - section 'Read app config' does not show 'android.googleMaps.apiKey'

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  1. SDK Version:48
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all):Android
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eas build - section ‘Read app config’ does not show ‘android.googleMaps.apiKey’

"android": {
  "package": "com.xxxx.xxxxx


    "config": {
        "googleMaps": {
           **"apiKey": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx**"
    "adaptiveIcon": {
    "foregroundImage": "./assets/adaptive-icon.png",
    "backgroundColor": "#ffffff"

Also when do local build
eas build --platform android --local
It also skips this config. So I am guessing the apiKey entry not correct as it says in doco.

I think it hides this configuration. Instead it should be like masked with XXXs
As it is extremely confusing. DOC says put in app.json. But I need to put everything in app.config.js
that is in app.json. It is one big mess.